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Re: any1 know of any callsigns or call codes

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:28 pm
by 6stbase
Down - Away from Perth (Except Fremantle where it is TO Perth)

Up - Towards Perth (Except Fremantle where it is FROM Perth)

Re: any1 know of any callsigns or call codes

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:58 pm
by Fireguard
6stbase wrote:Down - Away from Perth (Except Fremantle where it is TO Perth)

Up - Towards Perth (Except Fremantle where it is FROM Perth)
Up and down isn't specifically talking about towards Perth..

being a railway its an old railway term and UP refers to "Towards the Port" and DOWN is "Away from the Port"

So all Trains that are going UP are going towards the Port (Fremantle), but to get there you have to go through Perth, thats why the UP trains appear to head towards perth and why the Fremantle trains are different.

Re: any1 know of any callsigns or call codes

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:11 pm
by scoreed
Just listening to Train Control and control said "MA with a DC onboard" any ideas as to what a MA or a DC is?

Re: any1 know of any callsigns or call codes

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:10 pm
by Zebedee
scoreed wrote:Just listening to Train Control and control said "MA with a DC onboard" any ideas as to what a MA or a DC is?
Pure guess on my part, but the first part could be referring to the MA class diesel locomotive that I believe is (or at least WAS) kept at the Claisebrook depot. It's used for retrieving stranded railcar sets if they have a fault that means they can't travel under their own power.

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Photo courtesy of the "History of Western Australian Railways And Stations Website" and taken by Don Copley.

Re: any1 know of any callsigns or call codes

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:54 pm
by robbage
Mature Adult with Distraught Child

Re: any1 know of any callsigns or call codes

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:21 pm
by nachoman
My guess would be
MA= diesel locomotive based at Claisebrook to rescue railcars
DC= PTA driver coordinator, also based at Claisebrook

Re: any1 know of any callsigns or call codes

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:40 pm
by Joshek
Anyone got a complete up-to-date list? I've heard codes and callsigns that I don't see on the list.

Re: any1 know of any callsigns or call codes

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:52 pm
by yorky
What have you heard that isn't on the list?

Re: any1 know of any callsigns or call codes

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:06 pm
by Joshek
Today atleast, callsign Victor and code 0.

Edit: heard 'fly the flag' from Base to Rockingham Delta

Re: any1 know of any callsigns or call codes

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:28 pm
by Joshek
Whisky Tango xxx is the handheld radio number. Fleet is most likely what station or what division they're for, like Transit Guards, Wilson Guards and Revenue Officers.

Re: any1 know of any callsigns or call codes

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:53 pm
by vk6hgr
Joshek wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Whisky Tango xxx is the handheld radio number. Fleet is most likely what station or what division they're for, like Transit Guards, Wilson Guards and Revenue Officers.
And the above are probably directly related to the unit ID/selcall number they transmit.

Re: any1 know of any callsigns or call codes

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:51 am
by Joshek
Well I "figured" it out from when a Mandurah unit had an open channel and base alerted to which WT is was, put 2 and 2 together and I assume that they're handhelds. The selcall correlates to their staff number, if you look on their name badge it has a 5 digit number, same as the 5 digit CCIR tone.

Re: any1 know of any callsigns or call codes

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:58 pm
by Pereko
Joshek wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:06 pm
Today atleast, callsign Victor and code 0.
Victors are Transit Officers who ride the trains during the day. They are the day version of Tangos who are TOs who ride the trains at night.

There is no code zero it is more likely you heard someone phrase a different code as "code zero-one" "code zero-five"
Joshek wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Whisky Tango xxx is the handheld radio number. Fleet is most likely what station or what division they're for, like Transit Guards, Wilson Guards and Revenue Officers.

Fleet numbers are just the vehicles unique ID number. The only time you will hear this at the beginning of the shifts as the vehicle crews log in.

So a delta logs in with their callsign, what they're doing (code) and where, what portable radio numbers they have (Whiskey Tango), What vehicle they're using (fleet) and what mobile phone they have.

You shouldn't ever hear Transperth Security on the Railway Security radio channels and visa-versa.

Re: any1 know of any callsigns or call codes

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:42 pm
by Joshek
Pereko wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:58 pm
Joshek wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:06 pm
Today atleast, callsign Victor and code 0.
Victors are Transit Officers who ride the trains during the day. They are the day version of Tangos who are TOs who ride the trains at night.

There is no code zero it is more likely you heard someone phrase a different code as "code zero-one" "code zero-five"
Joshek wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Whisky Tango xxx is the handheld radio number. Fleet is most likely what station or what division they're for, like Transit Guards, Wilson Guards and Revenue Officers.

Fleet numbers are just the vehicles unique ID number. The only time you will hear this at the beginning of the shifts as the vehicle crews log in.

So a delta logs in with their callsign, what they're doing (code) and where, what portable radio numbers they have (Whiskey Tango), What vehicle they're using (fleet) and what mobile phone they have.

You shouldn't ever hear Transperth Security on the Railway Security radio channels and visa-versa.
I was under the assumption that fleet number referred to the set of radios, since the vehicle number would just be their callsign, like D1 for Delta 1, etc.
Doesn't PTA also contract out Wilson for Transit Guards, as well as their own staff?

Re: any1 know of any callsigns or call codes

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:53 pm
by yorky
Few things to clarify there I reckon.

"Victors are Transit Officers who ride the trains during the day. They are the day version of Tangos who are TOs who ride the trains at night."

Are you thinking of revenue protection that mostly ride during the day? They are not Transit Officers.

"You shouldn't ever hear Transperth Security on the Railway Security radio channels and visa-versa."

Not sure what is meant by that? Are you talking about the Transperth security (Wilson's) that look after the buses?

Transit Officers are PTA employees, Wilson's are are the bus security that drive around in sedans. Not sure if its Wilson's or Serco that provide revenue on trains though.